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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Save Scott Proctor

Scott Proctor's name has recently been coming up in trade rumors. First it was Dan Johnson. Now, it's Wilson Betemit.

The Yankees tried to acquire Wilson Betemit at last year's trade deadline for Scott Proctor, and they are making the same attempt again this year.

Betemit's team, the Dodgers, had to move Chad Billingsley from the bullpen to the rotation, so they are now looking to acquire a reliever to work as a bridge to their end-game duo of Jonathon Broxton and Takashi Saito. They have been scouting Proctor and the other Yankees relievers, but their initial feeling is no one is too appealing.

But what is most interesting is how much the Yanks like Betemit. Last year, they tried to pry the switch-hitter from the Braves, who ultimately dealt him to the Dodgers on July 28 for Danys Baez and Willy Aybar (source).

Betemit, who has played second, third and the outfield in his career, has struggled this year, batting .221, but hitting 10 homers in 140 at-bats.

For the sake of the blog, please don't be traded.


Anonymous said...

Andy, what's going to happen if Proctor gets traded? I guess you always root for the Dodgers. LMAO

Nick said...

you never really said, what's your take on Betemit?

Andrew Fletcher said...

I like the fact that Betemit has a high OPS and that he can play multiple positions. However, I think Proctor is valuable in that he can pitch a lot of innings. I would much rather they try to trade Farnsworth (and that's as unbiased as possible).

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